Profile of a Middle-Aged Dad and Dog Owner
Born in England, my family migrated to Australia when I was two-years-old, where I swapped being swaddled in English winter boots and a duffle coat for running about barefoot in shorts and a singlet in the Australian summer heat.
My philosophy on life is based on the “One Commandment”:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
See, it makes the other nine commandments seem a waste of stone!
My favourite pastimes include reading and writing, walking my dog, and watching Aussie Rules Football with my son. I am also a part-time dog trainer and run classes at my local dog training club and through Robert’s Responsible Dog Training.
Highlights of my brilliant career(s) include stints as an electrician, a computer programmer, a cleaner, and a sales and marketing consultant. I also had a one-night stand as a stand-up comic!
I have always loved writing and “published” my first book, Sand Island, an Enid Blyton, Famous Five-Secret Seven-style adventure story, in 1972, when I was ten-years-old. Aside from Tall And True, my book reviews and writing on dogs have appeared in newspapers and elsewhere online. And in 2020, I published a collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story (available from Amazon).
Welcome to the blog posts and selected writing of a middle-aged dad and dog owner. Among other things, Robert is an editor and writer at Tall And True, an online showcase and forum for writers, readers and publishers. In 2020, he published his first collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story (available from Amazon).